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Old 02-01-2014, 03:03 PM
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Looks like you and Doug are a pair. I won't use the "S"crounge word but it is nice to see all the innovative ideas you have come up with the resources you have available.
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Old 02-01-2014, 10:39 PM
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Gudday Annie
That door is truly in the best traditions of "bush constructions" and fits the two simple rules
1. Use all and everything available regardless of its intended purpose
2. If it works, it isn't broke and doesn't require fixing.
2(a) if it doesn't work blame Russel

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I was a bit disappointed that the door wasn't just wood bare to the heat but impressed to hear of the bricks used as a heat shield and the wood the insulation!
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Old 02-21-2014, 03:23 PM
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Hi Annie and Everyone,
I've read this thread from start to finish in one very inspirational sitting! I'm at the early stages of planning my oven, and like Annie was, am a total masonry novice. Thanks so much for sharing all your trials, tribulations and successes.
Cheers!
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Old 02-27-2014, 03:13 PM
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Hey Annie,
I was wondering if you could please post a photo of the front of your completed oven? I'm trying to figure out how to build the front opening/door of mine, and could use some advice!
Also, did you find the way you constructed your arches (one at a time, rather than half-bonded) to be a good thing in the long run?
One more thing, did you use any ceramic blanket insulation over the top, or just the perlcrete?
Thanks so much,
Zoe
(still in the planning stages.....)
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Old 02-28-2014, 01:17 PM
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Hehehe! Thanks for the belly laugh, Annie! I love that conceptual use of...was it a loo roll? Still, I GET IT! And what a great use of the perlcrete! Nice.
I was up to midnight last night planning and plotting and doing the figures...I could be wrong, but to build my oven, it's going to cost over $800! Crikey. I am now on the "scrounge" for some alternative to real firebricks....they cost about $7 each here in NZ. Here are some pics:
My plan of the front of the oven (a little arch within a bigger outer arch), and the site with the firebricks I've found so far, and the lovely cast iron door I would love to use as an outer door.
I wonder if I should get just normal bricks to go under the outer walls of the oven, surely those don't need to be firebricks too? Did you use firebricks for your dome? There seems to be quite a few people on this forum who have used old house bricks for their ovens with no complaints. Hmmmm....pondering.
Zoe.
PS I actually find the shape of your oven aesthetically pleasing, Annie! I know it's not flash or engineered to last forever, but it's lovely!
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Old 02-28-2014, 06:08 PM
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Gudday Zoe
Annie's oven is rustic but at its heart, its built right, because Annie's made some good decisions, and considered the advice she was given
Annie's has used brick ( not slate or cast like she started with)
Annie's used fireproof cement mix.
And probably the most important, Annie has insulated her oven both under and over.
The $7 a firebrick has an "ouch" factor. I paid $3.30 ea and that made it the major cost in mine.
You have some firebrick already which is great you can use it for the oven hearth, the floor, it will be strong and robust.
I left a link to a NZ oven in your thread in it the builder uses Pressed Clay Pavers. There is quite a discussion on brick commons and what is suitable. I would use the pavers myself if I needed to as they are quite dense and uniform. Brick commons can vary a lot and its hard to pick what is suitable.
Brick commons have there use thought and I have used them outside the shell of my own oven for entrance chimney and external clading.
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Old 03-02-2014, 03:03 PM
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Hi Dave and Annie,
Thanks fo much for your helpful replies.
I've got pretty simple needs too, Annie, and a modest budget too!
Dave, thanks for the link to Bevan's build, I've been in contact with him and his pavers are going well, so that sounds good.
I think I'm a little overwhelmed by all the amazing builds and info on this forum...need to just start now, and stop thinking so much!
Tootlepip,
Zoe.
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Old 03-09-2014, 10:03 PM
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Hi Annie,
I have been viewing your thread for a while because I was short of materials and I was impressed by building with what is available. I have just one question. Is the picture below the final of your project? I mean I can't see any insulation for the dome.
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Old 03-10-2014, 06:51 PM
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Annie,
Hi, I have been following your build. Recent pics of your build would be great if you can get them posted.
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Fare thee well Annie. I hope your future is as bright as the ovens glow.
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